Fire up the grill for a Memorial Day Weekend overflowing with college baseball World Series action! The NAIA got the holiday rolling yesterday with the opening 4 games of their event and today the NCAA Divisions 2 and 3 join them.
Not only that but the NJCAA Divisions 1 and 2 hit the diamond today as teams like the Scottsdale Fighting Artichokes (logo at left) mark day 1 of their World Series.
Enjoy a 3-day weekend of barbecues, sun and championship- level baseball! What basketball is to March, college baseball is to this time of year. Keep checking back here at Balladeer’s Blog all weekend long for updated scores as they become available.
MONDAY, MAY 28TH’S SCORES
NAIA WORLD SERIES – (8) USCB Sand Sharks fell to the (7) PPU Pioneers 12-8 (Sand Sharks elim) ***** (1) LSU- Shreveport Pilots (riverboat pilots) over the (6) Lewis-Clark State Warriors 7-3 Score was tied 3-3 headed into the 9th inning (Warriors elim) ***** (4) TN Wesleyan Bulldogs over the (9) Rogers State University Hillcats 8-6 ***** (2) Lee University Flames over the (3) Oklahoma City University Stars 7-3
NCAA D3 WORLD SERIES – Cortland State Red Dragons UPSET the Whitworth Pirates in a 5-4 Instant Classic (Pirates elim) ***** Marietta College Pioneers (defending champs) over the Webster University Gorloks 12-7 Gorloks led 7-2 at one point (Gorloks elim) ***** Wheaton (MA) Lyons over the St Thomas University Tommies 13-9
NCAA D2 WORLD SERIES – Minnesota State Mavericks hold on against the Chico State Wildcats 6-5 (Wildcats elim) ***** West Chester Golden Rams over the Southern New Hampshire University Penmen 13-7 Penmen led 5-4 in the 7th inning
NJCAA1 WORLD SERIES – Iowa Western Reivers over the Western Nevada College Wildcats 6-4 (Wildcats elim) ***** Jefferson Vikings over the Polk State Eagles 9-5 ***** San Jacinto College Gators over the Neosho Panthers 9-5
NJCAA2 WORLD SERIES – Western Oklahoma State Pioneers (defending champs) over the Scottsdale Fighting Artichokes 8-5 ***** Catawba Valley Buccaneers eviscerate the Lackawanna College Falcons 11-1 (Falcons elim) ***** Madison College Wolfpack devour the Heartland Hawks 13-4
SUNDAY, MAY 27TH’S SCORES
NAIA WORLD SERIES – Off today, resumes tomorrow.
NCAA D3 WORLD SERIES – Whitworth Pirates over the Christopher Newport University Captains 7-2 (Captains elim) ***** Wheaton (MA) Lyons over the Cortland State Red Dragons 6-1 ***** St Thomas Tommies over the Marietta College Pioneers (defending champs) 3-1
NCAA DIVISION 2 WORLD SERIES – Delta State Statesmen over the St Mary’s (TX) Rattlers 4-1 ***** Catawba Indians over the University of Indianapolis Greyhounds 2-1 in an Instant Classic *****
NJCAA1 WORLD SERIES – Iowa Western Reivers over the Spartanburg Methodist College Pioneers 4-1 (Pioneers elim) ***** Western Nevada College Wildcats over the Cisco College Wranglers 9-2 (Wranglers elim) ***** Gordon College Highlanders over the Shelton State Buccaneers 13-3 Slaughter Rule invoked after 6 innings
NJCAA2 WORLD SERIES – Des Moines Bears over the LSU- Eunice Bengals 4-3 ***** Catawba Valley Buccaneers over the College of Rhode Island Knights 11-5 (Knights elim) ***** Lackawanna College Falcons over the Grand Rapids Raiders 12-4 (Raiders elim)
SATURDAY, MAY 26TH’S SCORES
NAIA WORLD SERIES – (8) University of South Carolina- Beaufort Sand Sharks UPSET the (5) Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Eagles 7-2 Score was 3-2 going into the 8th inning (Eagles elim) (6) Lewis-Clark State Warriors over the (10) College of Idaho Coyotes 5-1 (Coyotes elim) ***** (2) Lee University Flames over the (7) Point Park Pioneers 9-3 ***** (9) Rogers State Hillcats UPSET the (1) LSU- Shreveport Pilots (riverboat pilots) in a 2-1 Instant Classic
D3 WORLD SERIES Webster University Gorloks over the Kean Cougars 8-7 Gorloks trailed 7-6 going into the 9th inning (Cougars elim) ***** OTHER GAMES POSTPONED
D2 WORLD SERIES – West Chester Golden Rams over the Chico State Wildcats 4-0 ***** Southern New Hampshire University Penmen over the Minnesota State Mavericks 3-2
NJCAA1 WORLD SERIES – San Jacinto College Gators UPSET the Iowa Western Reivers 5-2 ***** Neosho Panthers over the Spartanburg Methodist College Pioneers 11-3 ***** Polk State Eagles over the Western Nevada College Wildcats 10-1 ***** Jefferson College Vikings crush the Cisco College Wranglers 11-3
NJCAA2 WORLD SERIES – Heartland Hawks over the Catawba Valley Buccaneers 5-4 ***** Madison College Wolfpack over the College of Rhode Island Knights 7-2 ***** Scottsdale Fighting Artichokes over the Lackawanna College Falcons 6-5 in 10 innings ***** Western Oklahoma State Pioneers (defending champs) demolish the Grand Rapids Raiders 9-1